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Gumbo Herbs

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Ingredients
  Salt pork 1⁄2 Pound, finely chopped
  Cabbage head 1 Small, quartered
  Spinach 340 Gram, torn (1 bunch)
  Turnip greens 12 Pound, torn (12 bunch)
  Mustard greens 1⁄2 Pound, torn (1/2 bunch)
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , minced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Red pepper pod/Cayenne pepper - a dash 1 , broken
Directions

MAKING
1) With water, cover the pork in a pan.
2) Cover the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes. Drain.
3) In a large kettle, place the spinach, cabbage, turnip greens and mustard greens and cover with water. Cook till the greens are soft (about 7 to 10 minutes).
4) Drain and keep the liquid aside for future use.
5) In a blender container, put the vegetables and blend till the mixture is smooth, or mince firmly.
6) Melt the shortening in a 3-quart saucepan.
7) Add the garlic and onion and cook till tender.
8) Add the flour and blend well.
9) Add the salt pork and greens.
10) Stir in just enough reserved vegetable liquid so as to make a thick puree (nearly 3 cups).
11) Add ¾ teaspoon of salt, cayenne and vinegar. Mix well.

SERVING
12) Serve the preparation while it is still hot. Makes a good main course dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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